| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
With his small-time New Jersey law firm’s business at a standstill, plus a wife (Amy Ryan) and two kids at home, Mike (Paul Giamatti) takes advantage of an elderly client so he can earn money as the man’s guardian. Soon...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Despite low ratings, “Fringe” will return for a 22-episode fourth season this fall, a Fox spokesman confirmed Thursday night.
Fox renewed the sci-fi thriller about a group of government agents investigating scientific oddities even after...
| Mar 30, 2011
Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85.
Granger died of natural...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:32 AM
It is often true of public figures that they are judged by what their enemies and competitors say about them, sometimes even more so than by the words of friends or neutral sources.
Of course, it is human nature to lend an ear to juicy tales rather...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:03 PM
Let’s call “The Killing” deliberate, not slow, so as to not scare away viewers accustomed to the murder-of-the-week style of most criminal procedurals.
“CSI” this is not. It’s so much better.
“I just thought...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:57 AM
FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:02 AM
The vampires, werewolves and, um, fairies of "True Blood" will be back on HBO June 26, the network has announced.
HBO also set the return dates for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (July 10) and the final season of "Entourage" (July 24). Check out the details...
| Apr 5, 2011
Michael Connelly's richly entertaining new novel, "The Fifth Witness," features defense attorney Mickey Haller, who operates out of the big armor-plated Lincoln he acquired from some lowlife in lieu of a fee and who seems, for the moment, to have replaced...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Sidney Lumet, an American film director known for inspiring top-notch performances from actors in a stream of classic films including "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Fail-Safe," died on Saturday at age 86, his Hollywood talent agency...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Some television honors aren't just for those making shows now but also for those whose past work endures.
Case in point: the TV Land Awards, the nostalgia-driven ceremony now in its ninth year. The channel it's named for televises the event Sunday, April...
| Apr 17, 2011
Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...